Pick and place robot portfolio
Working alongside robot and mechatronic manufacturers FANUC and Festo, Pacepacker has launched a new pick and place robot portfolio. The range, which currently includes around 20 different options for food manufacturers to choose from, is made up of Cartesian, articulated arm and delta-style robots. This range means that Pacepacker, an automation integrator, can provide a robotic solution to handle a variety of food assembly or packing scenarios.
Pacepacker’s business development manager, Paul Wilkinson comments, “We’ve been integrating robots for pick & place and palletising tasks for over 40 years, but the use of robots to pick-up and pack food products is really starting to accelerate. This was reflected in the levels of enquiries we received at Foodex from a diverse cross section of end users, from snacks, to ready meals and flour producers. One enquiry we received came from a fish supplier to pick up raw product is testament to the growing interest for primary packing. With the recent introduction of IP69K certified systems food manufacturers are able to overcome barriers to automation allowing them to integrate robotic applications onto their fresh packing lines.”
As well as designing and manufacturing packing machinery for the food industry, Pacepacker is a robotics system integrator. Working with Festo and FANUC, Pacepacker can offer food producers and manufacturers a range of pick and place robots. In addition, using their own in-house design team, Pacepacker is able to offer bespoke robotic solutions as well.